Community celebration and gathering.
Photo: Neighborspace

The South Merill Community Garden serves as a sanctuary for the South Shore community that has been impacted by gun and drug-related violences, disinvestment, and unemployment. "This garden provides a safe and peaceful space and energy that captivates the spirit, nourishes the soul and enhances the quality of life in the community."

South Merrill Community Garden creates programming to educate, nurture and serve the community of South Shore through organic gardening, art and intergenerational social interaction.

This garden memorializes the life Troy Law, a former student of nearby O’Keeffe elementary school, who tragically died as a result of domestic violence. This garden is now a safe space for intergenerational reflection and growth.